Packing the Office, Den

Packing the Office, Den

Your home office will likely contain your important paperwork and legal papers. Set these aside beforehand and plan to take them with you. Computer equipment and other valuables that exceed $100 per pound will need to be listed on your “High Value Inventory” form to receive proper valuation coverage.

Personal computer, printer, scanner, or other equipment

  •     Disconnect and mark all wires and cables for easy assembly
  •     Detach paper holders/feeders from printers and wrap monitors and additional hardware as you would other home electronics
  •     Remove toner and ink cartridges
  •     Back up all of your computer files on DVDs or other file storage disks/devices
  •     Consult your PC user manual for additional instructions and precautions


Pack books of the same general size together, in small book cartons.

  •     Pack them either flat, or with the spine touching the bottom of the carton. Do not pack with spine facing upward, as glue can break away from the binder.
  •     Expensively bound volumes of those of sentimental value should be individually wrapped before packing.

Office Furniture

Any modular office furniture will need to be dismantled prior to move day. Use tape to mark where pieces go together and keep the hardware together (including drawer pulls) in one spot, like a plastic bag or coffee can.